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this is bbc news. the headlines at seven. police release an image of a man they want to speak to over the deaths of three teenagers who were hit by a car in west london on friday. leave campaigners in the conservative party step up pressure on the prime minister — they want her to take a harder line with the eu. the leader of russia's main opposition party is arrested — the founder of the swedish furniture giant ikea, ingvar kamprad, has died at the age of ninety—one. also in the next hour — manchester city... are comfortably through to the next age of the fa cup. a 2—0 win away against cardiff city puts them into the fifth round. and in melbourne, roger federer wins his sixth australian open and 20th grand slam title — with a five—set victory over marin cilic. good evening and
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welcome to bbc news. police have released cctv images of a man they want to speak to over the car crash which killed three teenagers at a bus stop in west london. he's believed to have been one of two men who were in the audi car. the other man was arrested. from hayes, ben ando reports. on the run. does this grainy cctv image show the driver of a car that ran over and killed three teenage boys in hayes, middlesex? the black audi also hit a lamp post before coming to a halt. another man was detained in a nearby garage forecourt. he is under arrest and being questioned. at the scene, a steady stream of visitors bringing flowers and messages. the boys have been named as george wilkinson, harry lewis wright and josh kennedy.
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two were aged 16, one was 17. among those paying their respects, george's grandfather. i wasn't going to stop here but i had to in the end. how do you feel now you have come? upset but i'm pleased, yeah. as well as grief, there are questions and anger. it isn't clear exactly how fast the audi was going, but the speed limit on this stretch of road is 60 mph. many locals say that is too high. and this isn't the first time. a retired police officer told me his son spent a year in hospital after being hit by a speeding driver racing his friend here. i am angry, yes. i am very bitter about it. after my son's accident, there have been other accidents as well. one would have expected the authorities to do something.
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this evening candles were lit as the shock of what happened continues to sink in. the police are hunting any others who may have been in the car. but for some the focus is also turning on making sure no other young lives are lost here. the prime minister has faced mounting criticism of both her leadership and her negotiating stance on brexit, with fears expressed by leave supporters within her own party about britain's final relationship with the european union. one former cabinet minister warned there was a danger that a final deal might keep britain in the eu in "all but name." a serving minister, david lidington, urged party unity. our political correspondent chris mason reports. if it felt a little bit chilly for the prime minister at the world economic forum in switzerland last week, well, the politicalforecast isn't looking much sunnier for her now she's back home. some of her mps are fed up with what they see as her
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muddling along in office. and on top of that, some of those who campaigned for brexit fear it's been diluted to such an extent it never really properly happened. it is very complicated and that is one of the reasons why i have advocated and supported compromise. but there is only so far you can go with compromise without ultimately finding yourself in a position where you are selling out on the people who voted to leave. the government says it is committed to delivering brexit. but you know when a party is falling out with itself when senior figures, like this man, who is effectively the prime minister's deputy, have to say this. the conservative family, left, right and centre, because we are a broad church, needs to come together in a spirit of mutual respect. there are difficulties in any broad church and look at what the bigger picture is showing. the next stage of brexit negotiations is about what happens immediately after we formally leave the european union at the end
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of march next year. for around two years, freedom of movement will continue. the government will introduce a registration scheme for new arrivals. the rights of eu citizens here and uk citizens in the eu will remain the same. and eu laws will continue to apply. the labour leader is facing his own divisions in a party that predominantly voted to remain within the eu, many of whose supporters, polls suggest would like a second referendum. butjeremy corbyn says no to that. what we asked for and demanded in parliament has been a meaningful vote in parliament at the end of it. and what happened with this bill was it was an undemocratic power grab by the government. we're not asking for a second referendum. tomorrow, the rest of the eu will get together in brussels to sign of its approach to the transition or in fermentation period. brexit negotiations
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are about to crank up again. our political correspondent, chris mason is here. how secure then is the prime minister's position after all of this? i will tell you what the facts are and the things we do not know. there is a huge amount of noise and chatter at westminster and a huge amount of disgruntlement between a number of conservative mps. some about brexit, either because they feel that there is going to be so much compromise that brexit only happens in name and not reality, that would be the view of those who are in favour of an exit, but there are in favour of an exit, but there are others who are very against brexit and would regard compromises that head too far down that line as being something they would be unhappy with. on top of that, there isa
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unhappy with. on top of that, there is a lot of chatter about disgruntlement, a sense that she is treading water. we saw that articulated today by grant shapps who spoke about the need in his view forward to name a departure date and he felt that that would take away a lot of the heat around this whole situation. her departure date. when she should leave downing street. what is going on in addition to that, there is a mechanism by which conservative mps can dislodge a leader, they need to write to the chair of leader, they need to write to the chairofa leader, they need to write to the chair of a powerful backbench committee and if he gets 48 mps writing letters, that triggers a leadership contest. up until then, we have facts, but here is what we do not know. we have no idea how many do not know. we have no idea how ma ny letters do not know. we have no idea how many letters might have been sent, letter is actually handed over or have people just threatened to do so. people are
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saying that more letters have got in but we do not know if that is from a small number or a large number. there are suggestions that it is large but i have spoken to people who might have an idea and they said they are clueless. in all of that we head into the realm of guesswork. what is an disputable is the amount of noise that is going on at the moment within the conservative fold about theresa may. but, what could and is still hugely significant for her is that there is not really an agreement about who would replace, they do not want a leadership race in the middle of brexit ago she asians because they think it would look self—serving and although theresa may had a disastrous election campaign, but she did get more seats than anyone else lead the biggest party into the commons and what mandate she has is hers and anyone who took over from her would be running a minority government leading incredibly conjugated negotiations and did not win and
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election themselves. what would actually have changed from their perspective? what is due to happen this weekend so that she might flex her muscle a bit more? ever since that big moment before christmas when there was an agreement in brussels that you could move on to the second phase of the negotiations after those discussions about citizens rights and the divorce settle m e nt citizens rights and the divorce settlement and the irish border, what happens tomorrow is that the european ministers from the other eu countries get around a table in brussels are they look at a draft document from the eu's planned negotiating pitched for this implementation period. they cannot even agree what to call it, uk government calls it implementation and the eu calls it transition. when you compare what the eu will discuss tomorrow with what david davis said on friday, setting up the uk and idea about this is that broadly speaking, they do agree and they
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agree that it effectively should mean that for around two years, brussels suggest one year and nine months after march, 2019, things should carry on as they are now, legally, technically we will not be in the european union, we will not be in the parliament or the summit, but everything else, pretty much all stay the same. the argument made by the government is that is pragmatic and it gives more time to sort out the long term relationship and their businesses only have to make onejump and their businesses only have to make one jump rather than two and their businesses only have to make onejump rather than twojumps. but, if you are in favour of leaving, he would make the argument that this looks like the worst of all possible worlds, because you have left the european union, you're not around the table, but you cannot do anything other than follow all of the rules. that is why people like jacob rees—mogg are talking about it being a vassal state. for theresa may it is a nightmare because
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compromise, she may go to —— negotiates compromise and other people shout capitulation. you almost make it sound simple. that is why we love having you in here. thank you very much. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30 and 11:30pm this evening in the papers. trying to make as much sense of it is the deputy political editor of the independent and natalie haynes. the russian opposition leader alexei navalny has been detained by police in moscow afterjoining a rally in support of a boycott of the upcoming presidential election. mr navalny — who's barred from standing in the contest — was among more than 240 people reported to have have been detained across russia during a day of protests against vladimir putin. from moscow, steve rosenberg reports. chanting. it isn't easy taking on the kremlin. alexei navalny has been jailed three times in the last year.
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he has been barred from the upcoming presidential election. so today, mr navalny called his supporters onto the streets. alexei navalny is russia's most prominent opposition figure, and president putin's most vocal critic. he has been barred from running in the presidential election. he's now being arrested by police. this was no softly, softly. we saw mr navalny surrounded by police. seconds later, he was thrown onto the ground. then, the politician vladimir putin cannot bring himself to mention by name, was dragged into the police bus. his supporters called on voters to boycott the election. all the candidates, they believe, are hand—picked by the kremlin. they are candidates that putin approved. and we do not have candidates that we want to have. there is little doubt that
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vladimir putin will walk this election, with the help of russian tv, which maintains his macho image, portraying him as a cross between action man and father of the nation. and mr putin enjoys far more airtime than any of the other candidates. but the kremlin still needs people to come out and vote for vladimir putin. that is why calls to boycott the elections are making the russian authorities nervous. steve rosenberg, bbc news. more than 100 people are now confirmed dead — and two hundred and thirty injured — from yesterday's bombing in the afghan capital, kabul. the country has been observing a day of national mourning after one of the worst attacks in years. our correspondent secunder kermani, is in kabul, and sent this report the authorities have been working throughout the night and into the morning, to clear up the scene of the explosion. they're not allowing us past this
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cordon at the moment, but you can still see some of the damage that was caused. the suicide attacker was driving an ambulance packed with explosives. he managed to get past this first checkpoint, but then when he reached a second one, and was apparently questioned, he blew himself up. it's not exactly clear what his target was. a police building is right opposite the scene of the blast. the indian embassy is also just slightly further up the road. but, as is often the case, it seems that a large number of those killed and wounded in this terrible incident are civilians. translation: i was sitting and working on the computer, and suddenly i heard a huge bang. then the whole ceiling fell down on top of me. this attack comes just a week after the taliban killed more than 20 people in another attack
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on the intercontinental hotel in kabul. they've claimed responsibility for this explosion, too, which has been widely condemned by both leaders in afghanistan and across the world, including the us president, donald trump. the security situation in afghanistan, and in particular in kabul, seems to be getting a lot worse. militants seem to be focusing their efforts on targeting the capital, rather than on fighting security forces in rural areas. but to give you an idea of the level of bloodshed in the country, more than 2,000 civilians lost their lives in the first nine months of last year alone. ingvar kamprad, the man who founded the multi—billion pound swedish furniture chain ikea, has died at the age of 91. he started the company when he was 17, and revolutionised how furniture was manufactured, sold and, especially, assembled. our correspondentjoe lynam looks back at his life. ingvar kamprad can safely be
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described as a retailing genius. born in 1926 in southern sweden, he started selling matches aged five. then seeds and then pencils. at 17, he formed ikea — named after his own initials and the area where he was born. now, it's probably the best known furniture store in the world, with over 400 giant shops and annual sales of $42 billion. mr kamprad was inspired to create the idea of flat—packed furniture when watching someone remove the legs off a table to fit it into a customer's car. his health and possessions did not reflect his wealth. i don't think i'm wearing anything that i have not bought at a flea market. that is because i want to give a good
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example. if we are going to be conscious about our economy, one could just talk about it, we have to show that. the genius of him was to persuade millions of people to come to his giant superstores, pick out products that they may like, but not necessarily need and then collected in person from the warehouse. crucially assembled the whole thing at home. we are used to it down, but at home. we are used to it down, but at the time, it was laughed at. one famous designer tipped his hat today at what ingvar kamprad had achieved. he actually tapped into the taste that every ordinary person wanted. so they could get this new wave of modernity that was coming about in the 1950s, and he managed to trap it and make it available to everybody. ikea said ingvar kamprad, who was involved with the business until recently, would be much missed by his family and warmly remembered by the company's employees worldwide. joe lynam on the life of ingvar kamprad, who's died at the age of 91.
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the headlines on bbc news: police release an image of a man they want to speak to over the deaths of three teenagers who were hit by a car in west london. the prime minister comes under pressure from leave campaigners in her own party to take a hard line with the eu. russian opposition leader alexei navalny is among hundreds of protesters arrested at rallies across the country. relatives of a british woman, jailed in egypt for trying to smuggle drugs into the country, have visited her injail in cairo — and say she's doing well. laura plummer was imprisoned last month for three years. she'd been caught entering egypt with nearly 300 prescription—only painkiller tablets. jeremy corbyn says a labour government would buy eight thousand homes immediately for people sleeping rough on the streets. as part of his party's new policy, local authorities would be given powers to take over properties that were deliberately kept empty.
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figures released last week show that rough sleeping in england had increased for the seventh year in a row. paris remains on high alert, with water levels continuing to rise along the river seine. the country has seen some of the heaviest rain for a century, and the river is expected to rise six metres higher than normal. our europe correspondent kevin connolly has the latest from the french capital. predicting extreme weather is always problematic. the river level is continuing to rise, but the maximum point it is now expected to reach is not as high as it was a couple of days ago and it's thought not likely to reach the levels we saw during the floods of 2016, for example. the people of paris and tourists are adjusting to the swollen river. the police here have issued a warning that you shouldn't swim or go canoeing in the river, not a warning that most of us, of course, have needed. this has been a winter of exceptional rain in france, some regions have seen levels they have
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not seen since the 1950s. so, the peak of the river seine's flooding is likely to be reached some point between sunset on sunday and dawn on monday morning but the consequences of this, especially in communities further out in the seine valley, where there has been realflooding, will take weeks or months to resolve. a team of elite mountaineers has rescued one of two climbers stranded near the top of the pakistan's most dangerous mountains. french climber elisabeth revol was found during a high—risk night rescue mission on nanga prabat, which is also known as "killer mountain". the search for her polish climbing partner tomasz matsvitch has
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been called off due to bad weather and treacherous high—altitude conditions. earlier my colleague, ben brown, spoke to masha gordon, a fellow mountaineer and friend of elizabeth revol, and who spearheaded a crowd—funding campaign to help with the rescue attempt. she began by explaining why she needed to raise the money. the authorities demanded $35,000 upfront and we lost a day of rescue because we did not have the cash. once the fundraising began, we had to demonstrate we have the money. when did you first realise that she was in trouble, that they were both in trouble and they needed a rescue? we received a text on thursday night saying that tomasz developed severe frostbite and they needed a rescue. we were scrambling to get the money going to get the helicopters necessary. we were lucky to have a very competent team of climbers doing a descent of k2.
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we have seen some of the pictures of elizabeth and her friend, sadly, the rescue attempt for her friend tomasz has been called off for now. correct. she started her descent to try and get the rescue attempt on the way, she had no tent or sleeping bag because they were doing the light attempt and she then had to stop herself because she started developing frostbite. tell us about this mountain. it has been described as the killer mountain. why do people want to still try and climb it? both of them are among the best mountaineers there are, she is the best female one. people are driven by the quest and she became
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the first woman to make a winter ascent. this is the ninth highest mountain of the world and these are are done in alpine style. what do you think went wrong on this attempt? was a lack of preparation, bad luck, the weather? absolutely not. it is the human body. when you're climbing without oxygen at such altitude in such temperature, anything could happen. the reason why she got into trouble was because he got into trouble and she had to help him down. she managed to bring him down 300 metres, at which point she realised it. going to happen. the husband of the murdered labour mpjo cox is amongst those launching a new group to campaign against terrorism. "survivors against terror" is made up of bereaved family members and survivors of attacks by organisations including the ira, far—right activists and islamist extremists. our reporter, anisa kadri, has more. three people who've lost loved
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ones in terror attacks, all united in their resolve to root out the hatred and division that led to their loss. the labour mp jo cox was murdered a week before the european union referendum. her husband, brendan, is now one of the founding members of a group called survivors against terror. i don't think you ever move on. i think this is something that will have an impact on the rest of my life and the lives of all of us. but i think that what you do have some agency over, some choice over, is what you do with it. and i think, for all of us, the choice that we're making is to try and make sure that other families don't have to experience what we have. also in the group, the partner of david dixon, who was killed in a terror attack in brussels, where the couple lived with their young son. i think i really want to be part of something. i really hated the way that groups were using my partner's death to propagate further hate.
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sir anthony berry was killed in the brighton bombing, carried out by the ira in the 1980s. my bereavement comes from a long time ago. my father was killed in the brighton bomb in 1984. and it was the ira that planted the bomb. so, that's a long time. i go into schools and they don't know who the ira are, it's such a long time ago. but i feel that my experience has relevance today. survivors against terror says it will campaign for effective policies to tackle terrorism, and work to ensure that victims and their families get the support that they deserve. 16 and 17 year—olds in wales are to be given the right to vote in local elections, under plans published by the welsh government. if approved, wales would follow scotland, where the voting age has already been lowered for national and local elections. the labour party has called for the idea to be extended to the whole of the uk. gavin thomas reports. after yea rs of struggle
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and campaigns by the suffrage movement, 1918 was the year in which the representation of the people act was passed in parliament. for the first time, voting was expanded to all men aged over 21, and to some women aged over 30. now, 100 years on, in wales, the labour devolved government is planning to cut the voting age in local elections to 16. it follows the example of scotland, where a similar change came into force in 2016. there, it also applies to national elections. the local government minister in cardiff bay says the time is right. i think everyone who pays taxes should be able to vote, and that means people who are 17, and people who are 16 as well, so i would like to see us moving the franchise to enable younger people to take part in the democratic process. the minister says he wants voting to become more attractive and welcoming, and he's spoken of his concern that young people are becoming disengaged from politics. i think it would be a good thing
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for us to be able to vote, because we would be voting for our future. but at the same time, i don't think we get educated enough about politics. i think we are educated enough as 16—year—olds, because we use our social media, we see the parties... the advertisement they put out there. the welsh government will formally announce the proposals on tuesday. gavin thomas, bbc news. we can speak to the director of the electoral reform society. thank you for joining electoral reform society. thank you forjoining us. what do you believe the cases for lowering the age? we think there is a massive cage for it across the uk notjust in wales. as you saw the minister referred to there, young people can already pay taxes and it seems wrong that people who are contributing to our society
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cannot have their voice heard when it comes to elections. a lot of 16 and 17—year—olds do not pay tax because you have to be in full—time education these days until you are 18. i think there is also a case for looking at the fact that 18 is a difficult time for young people to start voting, 16 and 17—year—olds in full—time education are accessible, their lives are relatively stable in comparison to those aged 18 who could - started university and we could have started university and we know that when 16 and 17 yours are given the right to vote, they have higher turnouts. should it be compulsory? we do not believe in compulsory? we do not believe in compulsory voting, i think that would be like using a hammer to crack a walnut. this should be about improving a democracy where everyone wa nts to improving a democracy where everyone wants to be part of it. which party is most likely to benefit from this? in wales there are only 70,016 and
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17—year—olds, so i think arguing that a party might be extending the voting age to benefit themselves, is a little bit difficult to sell. you must have looked at it, which party are the most likely to vote for?m is not something we have lived that, i would that, iwould imagine that, i would imagine young people are more likely to vote for more left—wing parties but i do not think thatis left—wing parties but i do not think that is the case in its entirety. this should be about creating a healthy democracy. trying to create a better democracy for all. it is about moving different voting days, voting in different places, automatic registration, which can create a package that could benefit the people of wales. it does not sound like the conservatives are backing because the local spokesperson said that these would be fundamental changes to our democracy that could make voter fraud more likely, says janet finch
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